News archive from 8 April 2014

Pregnancy ‘can protect women from breast cancer’

Pregnancy ‘can protect women from breast cancer’

Pregnancy protects women against breast cancer, according to new research. Scientists examined the genetic material of women who had and had not given birth and noted differences in elements related to key processes that, when they go awry, can...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Health
 
Time to end the delay for better care

Time to end the delay for better care

Scotland's elderly population cannot wait indefinitely for political decisions that will affect their future, says Katie Docherty BEHIND a shop-front window, in a concrete pedestrian precinct in the suburbs of Irvine, something is happening that is of...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Health
 
Gay teacher forced to resign' following complaints from Muslim and Christian parents

Gay teacher "forced to resign' following complaints from Muslim and Christian parents

A gay assistant head teacher says he has been forced to resign after complaints from religious parents relating to his sexuality. Andrew Moffat claimed Muslim and Christian parents objected to him teaching their children because they didn't want...

Metro, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Breaking Bad and House of Cards earn Bafta nominations

Breaking Bad and House of Cards earn Bafta nominations

Breaking Bad is up against House of Cards, Borgen and The Returned for the international Bafta. Photograph: AMC/Everett/Rex Features Breaking Bad and House of Cards, programmes only available in the UK via the online video service Netflix, have both...

Guardian, 00:01 in Showbiz
 
India: Polls open in world’s biggest election

India: Polls open in world’s biggest election

Voters in India's remote northeast have begun casting their ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible...

 
Islamists want to ban laughter at weddings - governor

Islamists want to ban laughter at weddings - governor

The governor of China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang has said Islamist militants are trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumour" of extremism. Xinjiang,...

 
Separatists bid to annex more Ukrainian territory

Separatists bid to annex more Ukrainian territory

PRO-RUSSIAN separatists seized a provincial administration building in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine yesterday and declared the region independent. Observers warned that the move echoed Russia’s annexing of Crimea and Ukrainian authorities...

 
Hungary: EU poll fears as far-right support rises

Hungary: EU poll fears as far-right support rises

A FIFTH of Hungarian voters have backed an

 
Pistorius: ‘I was only trying to protect Reeva’

Pistorius: ‘I was only trying to protect Reeva’

ATHLETE Oscar Pistorius took to the stand in his murder trial yesterday and apologised to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead, before revealing he sometimes wakes from nightmares to the "smell of blood". The sportsman also described...

 
PM hints at action after Maria Miller scandal

PM hints at action after Maria Miller scandal

David Cameron has opened the door to tougher regulation of MPs as he was again forced to defend his Culture Secretary over her expenses. The Prime Minister said he was ready to look at reforming the policing of politicians’ behaviour. The move came as...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish independence energy bill warning

Scottish independence energy bill warning

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland could see energy bills soar to pay for the SNP's green energy revolution, according to a study by the UK government. Scotland would need to meet the full £1.8 billion subsidy bill for renewable energy schemes such as windfarms...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Heal the rifts from Scottish independence battle

Heal the rifts from Scottish independence battle

We must be positive with each other, says Stuart Valentine Our relationships with others form the heart of our lives and are vital for both our personal happiness and well-being, and for the wider community and economy as a whole. Regardless of the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Cuts blamed for putting RAF crews’ safety at risk

Cuts blamed for putting RAF crews’ safety at risk

SAFETY in the Royal Air Force is being harmed by a lack of suitably qualified and experienced personnel, a report by the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has concluded. The report for 2012-13 – which is eight months overdue – also highlighted that...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Broadchurch praying for TV Bafta success

Broadchurch praying for TV Bafta success

Scottish actor David Tennant's acclaimed ITV police drama Broadchurch, about the search for the killers of an 11-year-old boy, is among the leading contenders for glory in the annual Bafta TV awards. The nominations, announced yesterday, also see...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Upturn too reliant on consumer spending – BCC

Upturn too reliant on consumer spending – BCC

Britain's business leaders have warned that the economic recovery is in danger of being built on another boom in credit card spending. The warning from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) that the economy is too dependent on consumers followed the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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